[Breaking] Attorney General gives consent to initiate criminal contempt against Kunal Kamra @kunalkamra88 for his tweets on Supreme Court in the wake of bail granted to #ArnabGoswami.
The AG gave consent on the letter petition filed by law student @SkandBajpai
— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) November 12, 2020
Stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra had tweeted on Justice Chandrachud who had given bail to Republic TV editor Arnab Goswami who got express hearing and bail in the suicide abetment case of a Mumbai Businessman and his mother.
Below is the tweet in question.
DY Chandrachud is a flight attendant serving champagne to first class passengers after they’re fast tracked through, while commoners don’t know if they’ll ever be boarded or seated, let alone served.
— Kunal Kamra (@kunalkamra88) November 11, 2020
Many including Senior advocate Dushyant Dave have raised questions in the manner Arnab Goswami case was being heard on an urgent basis while the court is closed for the Diwali holiday. A special vacation bench heard Arnab Goswami bail hearing and granted him bail yesterday.
Few months ago Senior advocate and Supreme court lawyer Prashant Bhushan was also on trial for contempt of court for commenting on SC judge SA Bobde. He was made to pa Re 1 as a fine.